[council] Suggestion for membership criteria of proposed Expedited Policy Development Process

Ayden Férdeline icann at ferdeline.com
Thu Jun 7 20:12:09 UTC 2018

Dear all,

I have just finished reviewing the proposed agenda for our meeting next week along with the mindmap that Council leadership and staff have developed (thanks for doing this!).

I would like to put forward a suggestion for the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) team criteria. While the scope of the EPDP remains unclear at present, what I took away from the call between the Board and the Council on Tuesday was that compliance with the law is crucial. As such I think it is imperative that *all* members be able to demonstrate that they have a basic understanding of the principles and legal terms of data protection.

I would like to request that any community member who is appointed to the EPDP, or staff member supporting the EPDP, be able to demonstrate they have completed at least 3 hours of data protection training. I do not think this would be a huge burden, but I think it would make work easier, as there should be a common understanding of essential terms.

There are short half-day 'Data Protection 101' classes run by institutions like the policy neutral International Association of Privacy Professionals, whose courses only use definitions of terms that have been defined in law for over 20 years.

For those who don't hold this certification, I would like to request that ICANN reimburse the members of the EPDP for their modest and reasonable costs in obtaining it.

I would like to hear your thoughts here, however I would also like to ask that this suggestion please be given serious consideration. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Ayden Férdeline
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